bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (July Festival)

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Contested over a distance of 1m is the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes which is scheduled to take place at Newmarket during the July Festival. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes.

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (July Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Preview

This one-mile handicap features on the final day of the July Festival that is held at the Newmarket Racecourse, the race is a Class 2 that is open to runners who are aged three years old and usually features plenty who had run in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Newmarket tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Newmarket Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2008 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes, the over-round has been 118%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £118 which is bet.

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -11.00. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2012 renewal when Ocean Tempest from John Ryan under the guidance of Brett Doyle, won in a time of 1:45.54, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Western Reserve, trained by Lady Cecil and ridden by Pat Smullen set the quickest time of 1:36.21 in the 2015 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2015 - Western Reserve (1:36.21)
  • 2020 - Flagship Glory (1:37.18)
  • 2022 - Jimi Hendrix (1:37.29)

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Past Winners

Here are the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:40.15
Highbank (IRE)
3yo 9-9 (8 of 9) 11/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2022
1:37.29
Jimi Hendrix (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (4 of 8) 5/2F
Rob Hornby
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2021
1:38.35
Royal Fleet (GB)
3yo 9-1 (3 of 6) 5/6F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
1:37.18
Flagship Glory (GB)
3yo 8-11 (8 of 10) 10/1
David Egan
Roger Varian (GB)
2019
1:39.12
Motakhayyel (GB)
3yo 9-2 (6 of 5) 5/1
Chris Hayes
Richard Hannon (GB)
2018
1:38.27
First Contact (IRE)
3yo 9-7 (8 of 9) 4/1
James Doyle
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2017
1:38.66
Medahim (IRE)
3yo 9-1 (8 of 10) 12/1
Sean Levey
Richard Hannon (GB)
2016
1:37.69
Von Blucher (IRE)
3yo 8-8 (2 of 8) 7/1
Robert Havlin
John Gosden (GB)
2015
1:36.21
Western Reserve (USA)
3yo 9-4 (7 of 12) 11/2F
Pat Smullen
Lady Cecil (GB)
2014
1:39.82
Golden Town (IRE)
3yo 9-4 (11 of 12) 8/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Saeed bin Suroor (GB)

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Charlie Appleby who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from First Contact (2018), Royal Fleet (2021) and Highbank (2023). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes are John Gosden (2 wins) and Richard Hannon (2 wins).

Here are some of the top bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Charlie Appleby 9-3-6 +9.83 +6.39
John Gosden 9-2-3 +9.00 +3.83
Richard Hannon 8-2-3 +11.00 +6.08
Mark Johnston 12-1-4 -4.50 -3.03
Sir Michael Stoute 12-1-2 -8.25 -8.48
Saeed bin Suroor 7-1-4 +2.00 +1.55
Ralph Beckett 7-1-2 -3.50 -3.68
Roger Varian 5-1-1 +6.00 +2.00
Andrew Balding 4-1-3 +2.00 +4.57
John Ryan 1-1-1 +33.00 +19.80

bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both William Buick and Dane O'Neill who have both won the race two times. William Buick winners have been with Royal Fleet (2021) and Highbank (2023). Dane O'Neill winners have been with Duntulm (2008) and Rocket Fly (2013). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes, Ryan Moore has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
William Buick 8-2-3 +5.83 +1.84
Dane O'Neill 3-2-2 +15.00 +8.78
James Doyle 7-1-4 -2.00 -0.07
Silvestre De Sousa 3-1-2 +6.00 +3.75
Liam Keniry 3-1-2 +3.00 +4.00
David Egan 2-1-1 +9.00 +5.00
Robert Havlin 2-1-2 +6.00 +4.20
Rob Hornby 2-1-1 +1.50 +0.50
Sean Levey 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.20
Chris Hayes 1-1-1 +5.00 +3.13

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 15, 5, 11, 7, 1, 2, 5, 1, 8, 3, (2, 11), 1, 4, 4, 7, 4, 2, 1, 1, 3

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (65%) - Not on HY/SFT/GD/FM/STD-SLW/STD/FS (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Highest Won is not LST/Cl3/Cl6
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Achieved a TS of 70+ (Last 3)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - In a field of 7 - 20 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Not in a LST/Cl3/Cl6 (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - In a field of 8 - 17 (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Ran over 7f - 1m1f (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Carried 125 - 133lbs (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - No bigger than 14/1 (Career Win)
  • 19 / 20 (72%) - Held an OR of 86+
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Achieved an RPR of 88+ (Last 5)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Won by at least a neck (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - A RPR no lower than 55 (Season)
  • 18 / 20 (62%) - No bigger than 12/1
  • 18 / 20 (80%) - Beaten no more -8l (Debut)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newmarket racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes. How well do you know your horse racing? Are there certain types of races that you are unsure of? Why not take a look at this Types Of Horse Race article to familiarise yourself with the different types of racing, that is just one of many helpful horse racing articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +64.58 is when runners had 1 career win with the jockey. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran on Good ground last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-44.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 8 (7,10) [9 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 4 (1,2) [8 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 3 (4) [6 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 8 (6,9) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 6 (3) [5 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 7 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Yarmouth, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Yarmouth last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 210 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 7 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes despite multiple attempts:

  • Green Desert (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Medicean (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Diamonds And Dust in 2005, winning for Mark H Tompkins at odds of 40/1 under the guidance of Saleem Golam. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 5 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 bet365 Mile Handicap Stakes why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today?

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